Governor extends public health emergency, COVID-19 guidelines

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Governor extends public health emergency, COVID-19 guidelines WSBTV.com News Staff Gov. Content Continues Below The governor has also extended social distancing guidelines until July 15.

Old Rules / New Media – guidelines help bloggers and podcasters stay legal.

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The post Old Rules / New Media – guidelines help bloggers and podcasters stay legal. Do you have a blog, YouTube channel or podcast in which you endorse or recommend products or services? What about just talking about them? Did you know the FTC regulates this stuff? If you blog, podcast or do videos, especially if you review products or services, you should know that there are some important regulations that govern how you go about things.

The CDC’s New Mask Guidelines Make No Sense | The Daily Show

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EPIC Obtains FBI Media Guidelines for NSLs

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Back in 2017, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a FOIA request to obtain the FBI's rules for using National Security Letters (NSLs) when it interacts with the press. The FBI has now released those rules. More here from

Gupta reacts to Georgia's safety guidelines: It's ridiculous

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FCC Issues NPRM On Broadband Privacy Guidelines For ISPs

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The FCC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would establish privacy guidelines for ISPs offering broadband services. The new rules would ensure that consumers understand and consent to the purchase of ISP broadband services, and that ISPs providing

CDC issues guidelines telling the vaccinated what they can do - The Washington Post

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The five - page guidelines offer a road map of sorts to those who have made it through the rocky vaccine rollout to resuming aspects of daily life that have been on hold for more than a year. CDC issues guidelines telling the vaccinated what they can do - The Washington PostHealth Fully vaccinated people can visit with nearby grandchildren, dine indoors with one another, CDC says Long-awaited recommendations loosen restrictions on how people can socialize.

European Guidelines For Cookie Use and Online Privacy

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Towards European Guidelines on How to Give ‘Clear and Comprehensive Information’ on the Cookies’ Use in Order to Protect the Joasia Luzak, University of Amsterdam, Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL), has published Privacy Notice for Dummies?

The Media and the Public Interest: UK Guidelines

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Smith, Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law, has published Assessing the Public Interest in Cases Affecting the Media - The Prosecution Guidelines at 2013 Criminal Law Reporter 449. Here is the abstract. This article outlines the

How will new FTC guidelines impact endorsements and product placement?

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Yesterday, the agency published new guidelines that might increase liability for everyone from celebrities and. By Eriq Gardner Talent lawyers take note: the FTC is taking a more watchful eye to the ways that advertisers use endorsers to pitch products.

NTIA Multistakeholder Process Finalizes General Privacy Guidelines for Commercial Facial Recognition Use

New Media and Technology Law

Regardless, the remaining participants continued on and last week, the stakeholders concluded the process and came to a consensus on final privacy guidelines, “ Privacy Best Practice Recommendations For Commercial Facial Recognition Use.”. The guidelines generally apply to “covered entities,” or any person, including corporate affiliates, that collects, stores, or processes facial template data.

NTIA Multistakeholder Process Finalizes General Privacy Guidelines for Commercial Facial Recognition Use

New Media and Technology Law

Regardless, the remaining participants continued on and last week, the stakeholders concluded the process and came to a consensus on final privacy guidelines, “ Privacy Best Practice Recommendations For Commercial Facial Recognition Use.”. The guidelines generally apply to “covered entities,” or any person, including corporate affiliates, that collects, stores, or processes facial template data.

Australian Copyright Royalty Societies and a Call For New Guidelines

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Tyrone Berger, Monash University, has published Copyright, Collecting Societies and the ACCC: Call For (New) Guidelines, at 23 Australian Interllectual Property Law Bulletin 237 (2011). The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released draft guidelines on Here is the abstract.

The FTC's Blogger Endorsement Guidelines

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James B. Astrachan, University of Baltimore School of Law, has published Transparency in the New Media in the volume for 2010 of The Daily Record. Here is the abstract. This short article discusses new electronic media, such as social networking

Network Parental Guideline Systems Migrate Online

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CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox, as well as Spanish language broadcasters Univision and Telemundo, will begin using the same content ratings systems for online content that they now use for broadcast television, starting as early as December of this year

What drives current sentencing guidelines?

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A changing tide on criminal justice policies? MSNBC

More On the FTC's New Blogger Guidelines

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From Slate.com, an interesting analysis of the FTC's new guidelines, and why they seem to target bloggers while allowing mainstream media to continue business as usual. Says Slate.com's Jack Shafer, Because of a pesky thing called the First Amendment, the

Internet Advertising Bureau Releases Guidelines

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The (UK-based) Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) has released its guidelines in order to try to bring some agreed-upon ethics to web advertising, after complaints have surfaced about the type and scope of ads on the net. Google is one of

Stepsister, Yes; Grandma, No: U.S. Sets Guidelines for Revised Travel Ban - The New York Times This mean, ignorant and just plain stupid.

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Sets Guidelines for Revised Travel Ban - The New York TimesStepsister, Yes; Grandma, No: U.S.

Verizon Wireless Files RICO Suit against Mobile Marketers, Alleges Deception and Fraud in Evasion of MMA Guidelines Requirements for Short Code Campaigns

New Media and Technology Law

The complaint alleges that these entities failed to comply with the Mobile Marketing Association’s Consumer Best Practices Guidelines for Cross Carrier Mobile Content Services , which Verizon incorporates into its standard contract provisions. But, in addition to the implications of those allegations, this case is important because it underscores the importance of the MMA Guidelines. Electronic Direct Marketing MMA Guidelines Verizon Wireless cellco mobile marketing

New FTC Guidelines on Endorsements and Sponsorship Disclosure - Broadcasters and New Media Companies Beware

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On December 1, 2009, FTC revised Guidelines went into effect updating policies dealing with the use in advertising using testimonials and endorsements , specifically affecting celebrity endorsements and sponsorship disclosure. These revised guidelines directly impact the established practices of broadcasters and new media companies. For broadcast advertising, the new guidelines make clear that endorsers can themselves be liable for misleading statements made during a product pitch.

Podcast: The FTC’s Blogger Guidelines

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This week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer , we try to sort fact from fiction regarding the Federal Trade Commission's new guidelines on product endorsements and reviews by bloggers. How far do the guidelines reach, what sorts of disclaimers do they require, and how will the FTC enforce them?

FTC Requests Comments on Guidelines for Advertising Unhealthy Foods to Children

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These guidelines would apply not only to broadcast advertising, but also to marketing on the Internet and in many other media. While the report talks about voluntary industry guidelines, the NY Times quotes some as asking just how voluntary such guidelines really would be - asking if the government might not step in to mandate compliance if industry was unsuccessful (see the Times article here , subscription may be required).

Locational Tracking on iOS and Android Devices: Check the Platform’s Rules!

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Apple, in Section 5.1.5 (“Location Services”) of its App Store Review Guidelines states the following: “Use Location services in your app only when it is directly relevant to the features and services provided by the app… Ensure that you notify and obtain consent before collecting, transmitting, or using location data.”. Contracts Mobile Privacy app developers developer guidelines geolocation data end-users mobile geolocation data mobile platform policies mobile privacy

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Do TV Program Ratings Do a Good Job Telling Families Which Programs are Appropriate for Kids to Watch? Congress Wants to Know, So the FCC is Asking

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The FCC this week launched an inquiry into whether the TV Parental Guidelines and the organization that oversees these ratings provide accurate information to viewers as to which TV programs are appropriate for children. Children's Programming and Advertising Programming Regulations Television FCC regulation of violent programming TV parental guidelines TV program ratings V Chip

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Buckingham Palace Chauffeur Allows Reporters Access To Palace Despite Security Guidelines

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Various media, including the BBC and ABC News, are reporting that a chauffeur who works for Buckingham Palace, is on suspension after he allowed two journalists from the tabloid News of the World to get access to the building, and

FDA Schedules Hearing on Cannabis; FTC and FDA Send Cease and Desist Letters to Sellers of CBD Products – What is the Effect on Advertising?

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Advertising Issues Programming Regulations Public Interest Obligations/Localism advertising medical marijuana dispensaries cannabis advertising cannabis dispensary CBD oil ads FDA advertising rules FTC advertising guidelines marijuana advertisingThe developments surrounding the regulation of cannabis products , and the impact of that regulation on the ability of broadcasters and other media companies to run ads for these products, continue on an almost daily basis.

How prison reforms are working in Texas Recently, Texas has found that relying on prison for so many different infractions has been pretty tough on its budget. The MHP panel discusses Texas and other states that are working to reform the criminal justice system.

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What drives current sentencing guidelines? MSNBC

FTC Requiring Bloggers to Reveal Perks

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The FTC has issued 81 pages of guidelines meant to inspire fair and transparent product reviews online. Bloggers who choose to ignore the new guidelines could face a range of penalties from a strongly-worded letter to a $11,000 fine. Times talks about the new guidelines as if they are supposed to be some sort of a compliment, like: Hey look! Correction: the FTC cares about your blog.

What You Should Know About Social Networking and Your Job

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Without a social media policy , companies could be liable under the FTC Guidelines for the various activities of their employees. I Hate My Job. Despite the efforts of Quit Facebook Day , social networking sites are wildly popular. Sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and MySpace are increasingly utilized by twenty-somethings that are now entering the workforce.

ESPN Demands End to Libel Lawsuit Over Sex Abuse Story

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A 2011 report about an assistant coach at Syracuse University changed the network's guidelines on reporting about criminal allegations. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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Advertising Industry Publishes Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Data Collection

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The Advertising industry recently published self-regulation guidelines for " behavioral advertising ," i.e. advertising that is targeted to the user based upon data regarding that user’s activities across various Web sites. To summarize the new guidelines, Davis Wright Tremaine has published an Advisory, summarizing the new guidelines.

FTC Proposes New Rules for Websites Directed to Children

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Canada's Privacy Commissioner Offers Advice For Marketers and Consumers On Complying With Anti-Spam Law

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The Office has issued some guidelines, available here, for those who market online. Here are some guidelines Canada's Privacy Commissioner has weighed on the subject of the new Canadian anti-spam statute, CASL which came into effect on July 1, 2014.

Shiver me Timbers

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REMINDER: THE PUBLIC DOMAIN CASES HAVE BEEN GRANTED CERT(GEORGIA PUBLIC RESOURCE.ORG) QUEEN ANNE’S REVENGE NCAA CLEARS WAY FOR ATHLETES TO MAKE MONEY OFF OF NAME AND LIKENESS INFLUENCER GUIDELINES UPDATED (TIE INTO NCAA) . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The post Shiver me Timbers originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment.

California and the New TV Technology

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Here's reporting from the NY Times on manufacturers' attempts to comply with California's energy guidelines for HD televisions

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Interesting Letter about USC-Annenberg Innovation Lab Brand Sponsored Piracy Study to Internet Advertising Bureau from Reps. Goodlatte and Schiff and Senators Hatch and Whitehouse

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Representatives Goodlatte and Schiff and Senators Hatch and Whitehouse sent this letter to Mr. Randall Rothenberg of the Internet Advertising Bureau that had this choice passage: We were pleased that your November 1, 2011 letter highlighted the IAB’s Network and Exchanges Quality Assurance Guidelines (Quality Assurance Guidelines), which “strictly prohibit” the sale of ad inventory on sites with “content in violation of U.S.

Latest SixFifty Product Helps Churches Assess Readiness To Resume Services

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The assessment also provides links to all federal and state coronavirus guidelines that apply to faith communities.

Alert for Reality TV producers. Filming or photographing celebrities’ kids will soon be a crime.

Gordon P. Firemark

Guidelines for reality tv and newsgathering folks. Better give your camera crews some clear guidelines, and the phone number of a criminal defense attorney who's ready to fight on this issue. (if Should celebrities' kids be off-limits for photographers and video crews? California's new law. A California law set to go into effect next January makes it a criminal offense to take photographs or videographic images of a star's child under some circumstances.

What the MLC Can Learn from Orphan Works

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The Music/Sound Working Group established these reasonable search guidelines; DUE DILIGENCE GUIDELINES. Perhaps when the MLC audits the inception to date payments we’ll have some idea of whether the services complied with these simple guidelines.

Governor sues Atlanta mayor, city council over mask mandate

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The state filed a lawsuit challenging Bottoms’ decision on July 10 to revert to “phase one” guidelines that push restaurants to close dining rooms and urge residents to leave home only for essential trips. " ATLANTA — Gov.

Ignorant "Georgia Man" Gov. Kemp lifts most remaining COVID-19 restrictions effective immediately

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Provides that live performance venues, regardless of seating capacity, are only required to follow the guidelines for all organizations, and such venues may implement additional measures in conjunction with the performer or organizer of an event. Maintains that professional, collegiate, and high school sports organizations and events shall operate pursuant to the rules or guidelines issued by their respective league, conference, or association.

Bloggers, Take Note--You're Businesspeople

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So after the FTC laid out its guidelines to bloggers, the City of Philadelphia weighs in with its blogging tax. The municipality wants $300 per blogger, on the theory that blogging is a business